Catwalk Glamour 21 Piece Professional Makeup Brush Set Review
Red leather pouch with Catwalk Glamour, Make Your Mark! logo
I took the plastic off for the photo, but the brushes come well sealed in plastic, and the bigger and more precise brushes get a hard plastic protector
Catwalk Glamour is a company based in the UK which was kind enough to send my sister and I some products to review, specifically the 21 Professional Makeup Brush Set and a Hearts Charm Necklace (which I will review soon!). Catwalk Glamour is a family business (since 2011) that specializes in beauty accessories, jewelry, scarves and hair styling accessories. Their mission is “to design and make high quality products at an affordable price”, thus an affordable luxury, all while providing great customer service. Having received their products, I can vouch for the very high quality products (yes, even the jewelry ladies!); the shipping was relatively fast for an international shipment (don’t forget we live across the pond in NY) and the products had sturdy shipping packaging and invoices included.
Now to get more into these lovely brushes! They retail for 19.99 UK pounds or US $30.31, and are now on sale from a whopping $200, so I recommend you grab them soon if you’re interested in them. I recently purchased another set off Amazon (from another company) for half the price, and boy do those not even compare to how nice the Catwalk Glamour ones are - I definitely recommend investing in these as the product and the value are a steal. These brushes and other items are available on their website. The set includes a presentation case and everything is wrapped in plastic with protectors. The ferrules are aluminum and the handles are birch wood. There is a variety of hair used in this set such as goat hair (for the face brushes), natural hair (eyeshadow brushes) and synthetic hair - a well curated variety of hair types for different applications and necessities. They do not shed a lot, have dense hair, useful shapes, comfortable to hold and easy to store. I will include a description of each of the brushes and how I use them with brief pros and cons per brush, as well as a look I created using them.
To conclude, this is a great set of brushes, great quality and designed with all the glamorous beauties in mind. Angled contouring brush, massive fan brush, flat top concealer brush and many eyeshadow brushes - yes, please! In case you’re wondering, this brush set overall gets the Grade 5/5.
Close up of the goat hair face brushes; also love the color combination of these, you can see product on the black tips well
(L) Big Fan Brush, Big Blush Brush, Medium Blush brush, Small Blush brush, Angled contour/blush brush (R)
(L) Close up of Big blush Brush, from front and side (R) Fan brush, front and top view
Face Brushes: (all made out of goat hair)
1. Fan Brush - A large sized, fluffy fan brush. This is one of my favorites in the set, as it is so versatile; I use it to precisely apply and diffuse bright blush, to apply highlighter powder or to clean up any fall out eyeshadow.
2. Big Blush Brush - (can you say that 10 times fast sheesh) A large fluffy brush, good for applying blush, or diffuse bronzer all over the face. It is big, but it is not a round brush, but flatter on one side, which makes it perfect for applying blush (see detail shot). My con for these larger goat brushes are that they are too coarse to use for an overall powder application, as I like to use very soft synthetic brushes for that.
3. Medium Blush Brush - A medium fluffy brush, flatter on one side as well. For blush application, bronzer, and highlighter, but again, a bit too scratchy for an overall powder application. My con for the larger brushes, including the larger eyeshadow brushes, is that they shed hairs - not a lot, but enough to notice. However, this shedding is considerably less than other brands I’ve tried.
4. Small Blush Brush - A smaller brush, flatter on one side. For blush, highlighting or contouring.
5. Angled Contour/Blush Brush - A smaller angled brush, perfect for contouring. Size is small enough to get that precise contouring and the goat hair is soft yet stiff enough to pick up and apply product with precision. Love this one!
Assortment of eyeshadow brushes, made from natural hair
Eyeshadow Brushes: Natural Hair (Top to bottom order)
1. Large Eyeshadow Brush - Flat fluffy eyeshadow brush. I use it to apply one shadow over the entire lid quickly, or to blend shadows together. Also great for setting your under eye concealer.
2. Round Eyeshadow Brush/ Small Stippling Brush - A flat top, round brush. I use this to apply my under eye concealer as it is great for delicate and hard to reach areas. I use this daily to also pat in my concealer on any blemish spots, as it blends them in flawlessly and hygienically. Could be used in nose contouring as well. One of my favorites!
3. Eyeshadow Brush - Flat eyeshadow brush, use to apply eyeshadow all over lid or in crease, or to blend. Versatile brush.
4. Angled eyeshadow brush - Slanted flat eyeshadow brush, fluffy. I use this to blend my eyeshadows together. Another favorite!
5. Medium Eyeshadow Brush
6. Small Eyeshadow Brush - Flat eyeshadow brush, perfect to apply make up in crease, easy to control.
7. Small Eyeshadow Brush 2
8. Concealer Brush/Small Eyeshadow Brush - Very small, flat brush. I use it to apply shadow in the inner corners or to smoke out shadow on my lash line; you can also use this as a concealer brush for your blemishes.
9. Concealer Brush/Small Eyeshadow Brush - Very small, much flatter brush than the one above. Even more precise! I use this to apply gel liner or shadow in my waterline, but can be used for blemish concealing.
Useful brushes that I didn’t see any other large sets include : cue the lip brush.
Miscellaneous brushes: Natural hair and synthetic (Top to bottom order)
1. Eye brow comb - Standard eyebrow comb, has a comb on one side and stiff bristles on the other. I use the comb pretty often to comb through my eyelashes, when I applied too much mascara and my lashes are getting clumped together.
2. Eye lash Wand - Classic spooley brush, could be used to remove extra mascara you applied.
3. Eye shadow sponge - Nice, sturdy sponge in a classical shape. Can be used to apply eyeshadow, or do nail art.
4. Medium Eye liner Brush - Small and fine eyeliner brush, great for liquid eyeliner or even gel liner. I know I will use this a lot during Halloween when free handing and painting intricate designs and lines.
5. Small Eye liner Brush
6. Eye brow Brush - Slanted, medium thickness brush made of synthetic hair. I originally thought this was for eyeliner but it proved too thick to use for the cat flick at the end. Very comfortable in the eye area, packs lots of pigment and precise. Could be used for concealer to define the eyebrows and to fill them in with shadow.
7. Lipstick Brush - I was so excited for this one! It’s something I would never purchase separately as it is a luxury but this brush is perfect for applying saturated or dark lipstick colors. Great if you’re working on a client as well. Made from natural hair, small/medium size, tapered and flat. Love it!
Whew, that was quite the number of brushes - which is defineteley a good thing for avid make-up lovers. We recommend you visit Catwalk Glamour here as they have more purchase options (plus they have a sale on chiffon scarves that look lovely for spring!).
A smokey, gun metal look using the brushes- I was quite happy with how it turned out!